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OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
SCOTT LAKE CAMPGROUND
MOUNT WASHINGTON WILDERNESS
THREE SISTERS WILDERNESS
McKENZIE / SANTIAM PASS
Santiam National Scenic Byway
Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
LATITUDE: N 4412.646
LONGITUDE: W 12153.245
(GPS From information sign near entrance)

Scott Lake Campground
Scott Lake Campground

Scott Lake Campground
Scott Lake Campground

Scott Lake Campground
Scott Lake Campground

Scott Lake
Scott Lake Campground

This is a free campground...
Located along the shores of Scott Lake
Highway 242 west from McKenzie Pass

Information Board at Scott Lake Campground
Information Board at Scott Lake Campground

Picnic tables, firerings, and outhouses
A couple sites with parking and some
walk-in tent sites.

LATITUDE: N 4412.704
LONGITUDE: W 12153.407
(GPS From dispersed campsite)

Mushrooms at Scott Lake
Mushrooms at Scott Lake Campground

Ice on shore of Scott Lake
Ice on shore of Scott Lake
September 24, 2007

Trailheads lead to many small lakes within
a short distance... maybe a mile.
PERMITS REQUIRED
Memorial Day through Oct. 31
Three Sisters Wilderness
Mount Washington Wilderness
Permits are available at most trailheads
See information at bottom of this page.
(Permits not required at campground)
TRAILHEADS:

Benson Trailhead
Scott Trailhead

Dee Wright Observatory
Dee Wright Observatory

DEE WRIGHT OBSERVATORY
Mystical and magical are terms used to describe
Dee Wright Observatory near McKenzie Summit.
Hwy.242 about 15 miles from Sisters, OR

Mountain views from Dee Wright Observatory
Mount Washington
Viewed from Dee Wright Observatory

Mountain views from Dee Wright Observatory
Mount Jefferson
Viewed from Dee Wright Observatory

Mountain views from Dee Wright Observatory
Three Sisters Mountains
Viewed from Dee Wright Observatory

McKenzie Summit
McKenzie Summit / Elevation 5325'

McKenzie Summit
McKenzie Summit
Hwy.242 towards Sisters, OR

Elk on Hwy.242 near Sisters
Elk on Hwy.242 near Sisters, OR

LAVA CAMP LAKE CAMPGROUND
LATITUDE: N 4415.640
LONGITUDE: W 12147.177
Road#900 near McKenzie Summit
West from Dee Wright Observatory

ALDER SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
This is a free campground...
LATITUDE: N 4410.625
LONGITUDE: W 12154.802
Highway 242 near milepost 65.8
Picnic tables, metal firerings, and outhouse.
Trailhead for Linton Lake
Small campground with 6 picnic tables,
5 firerings, and limited parking

Road 247 Creek
View from Log Bridge on Road#247

Historic Log Vehicular Bridge
Log Vehicular Bridge on Road#247
Road overgrown with trees and brush

ROAD#247
LATITUDE: N 4409.675
LONGITUDE: W 12159.622
Log Vehicular Bridge...
This is historic but goes mostly unnoticed.

Historic Log Vehicular Bridge
Log Vehicular Bridge on Road#220

ROAD#220
LATITUDE: N 4410.304
LONGITUDE: W 12202.215
From Hwy.224 near milepost 57.5
Turn on Road#220 and bridge about 1/4 mile
Another Historic Log Vehicular Bridge...
This bridge is mostly collapsed...

Scott Road Historic Sign
Scott Road Historic Sign

SCOTT ROAD HISTORIC SIGN
LATITUDE: N 4412.618
LONGITUDE: W 12152.554
In 1862 Felix Scott led a crew of 50 men
who blazed a trail across the Cascade Mountains
following an old Indian trail which skirted the
lava flows. Scott hoped to use the new route...
Click above image for large view

Fire Prevention Sign
Fire Prevention Sign
Rest Area on Hwy.22 near Detroit, OR

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW
WHAT FIRE RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Axe, shovel, and 5 gallons of water recommended
and might be required. Fire extinguisher and gloves
are a good idea.

Wilderness Permit
Wilderness Permit
Available at most of the Trailheads

Mount Washington Rules
Mount Washington Wilderness
Rules and Regulations (Part 1)

Mount Washington Rules
Mount Washington Wilderness
Rules and Regulations (Part 2)

WILDERNESS PERMITS REQUIRED
Memorial Day through Oct. 31
Permits are free and available at Trailheads

DIRECTIONS:
From Sisters, OR
Hwy.20 on west end of town
Turn on Highway 242
Dee Wright Observatory 15 miles
Scott Lake Campground about 21 miles
Between milepost 71- 72
Take Road#260 for 1/2 mile

From Eugene / Springfield
Take Highway 126 for 55 miles
Turn left on Highway 242
(Hwy.242 between milepost 71- 72)
Turn on Road#260 for 1/2 mile

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Highway 242 is paved
Narrow, curves, and steep grades
Vehicles over 35' prohibited
Road#260 is cinder surface.
Closed in winter.

MAP
These are our personal hand drawn maps
Not guaranteed for accuracy

Water at Cold Springs Campground
Hwy.242 / MP 88 towards Sisters, OR.

Big Lake near Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Big Lake near Hoodoo Ski Bowl

Water at Big Lake Campgrounds
Hwy.20 / MP 80 towards Hoodoo Ski Bowl
Take Big Lake Road for 3 miles
Closed winter months starting in October.

Mountain Views from Road 1210
Mountain views
Road#1210 towards Round Lake

Round Lake
Round Lake

ROUND LAKE
From Hwy.20 about 11 miles west from Sisters,
turn on Jack Lake Road...

Suttle Lake
Suttle Lake on Hwy.20
About 14 miles west from Sisters, OR

Lost Lake
Lost Lake
Highway 20 west from Sisters, OR

Lake Billy Chinook
Lake Billy Chinook

Also see: DETROIT LAKE
Also see:
GREEN PETER LAKE
Also see:
HAYSTACK RESERVOIR
Also see:
JACK LAKE ROAD
Also see:
LAKE BILLY CHINOOK
Also see:
LOST LAKE CAMPGROUND
Also see:
McKENZIE / ALDER SPRINGS
Also see:
McKENZIE / LAVA CAMP LAKE
Also see:
OLALLIE SCENIC AREA
Also see:
ROAD#46
Also see:
ROUND LAKE
Also see:
SMITH RESERVOIR

Google Custom Map Free Oregon Campgrounds
Google Custom Map by Ian

OREGON FREE CAMPGROUND MAP
Google custom map by Ian with most of the
free campgrounds in Oregon
.

Autumn Colors near Fish Lake
Highway 126
Autumn Colors near Fish Lake

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Lake Bottom
Lake Bottom (Scott Lake)

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Free camping and campgrounds
OREGON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
SCOTT LAKE CAMPGROUND